The traditional mindset before advanced industrial internet solutions took hold was that legacy equipment and systems prohibit flexibility on the plant floor and restrict a company to a reactive maintenance approach. However, OPC UA and publisher/subscribe architectures are changing how plants view asset utilization these days.
So, where to start? Temecula, Calif.-based Opto 22 provides direction on what IIoT trends will take hold in 2017. This white paper provides context on how current manufacturers should move forward with operation technology, how scalability is making IIoT projects more attractive and insights on predictive maintenance approaches.
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It’s also imperative that this individual be well versed in information security, to ensure that the organization’s assets and systems on both the OT and IT sides of IIoT
applications are protected against cyber security threats.This individual might have a job title of DevOps Lead, Data Engineer, IIoT Architect, Emerging Technologist, or IIoT
Manager. A potential organizational architecture is to have both the OT and the IT team roll up under one single IIoT department.
An IIoT strategy is half baked if it comes from only one of these two organizational units, because both are required for a successful IIoT strategy development and rollout. The key to successful management of OT and IT teams for IIoT is that both the teams have an equal seat at the engineering, design, production, and support tables.